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Real World Math Word Problems Task Cards

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Real-world examples are so important to bring into elementary math lessons! These task cards are a great way for students to solve math word problems related to real life scenarios! These are great for warmups, math centers, and enrichment activities in your 4th or 5th grade classroom!

Every task card ends with the prompt "What do you do?", requiring students to apply their math knowledge to figure out the situation.

Students will review:

  • the 4 operations (including interpreting the remainder in a division problem)
  • making change
  • numerical patterns
  • equivalent fractions and fractional parts of a set
  • equivalent measurements (U.S. customary and metric)
  • perimeter and area
  • elapsed time

What's Included:

  • 16 printer-friendly task cards
  • student recording sheet
  • answer key
  • directions for preparation and use

Standards: 2016 4th Grade Math SOLs

Recommended Grade Levels: 4, 5

Number of Pages: 7

What Teachers Are Saying:

"This resource was a great extension thinking piece for my students. It helped me guide students for critical thinking and application to the real world." - Liliana

"My students loved this! The questions are a great way to enhance critical thinking and test what students know. I used it as a station activity and it was very engaging and fun!" - Alyssa

"I love how the cards incorporate real world scenarios. My kids could relate to the cards they were viewing and it made their problem solving more meaningful." - Lauren

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